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Will using a divorce mediator make my split-up less painful?

When you are going through divorce in Florida, the emotional stresses combined with the financial challenges can feel like an overwhelming burden to bear. If you are trying to go through the process by yourself, you may encounter arguments that you simply cannot resolve with your future ex. This only adds to your frustration and may prolong your proceeding and increase your costs.

Fortunately, just because you are trying to dissolve a marriage does not mean the process has to be a lengthy, drawn-out war. Divorce mediation is an alternative to traditional litigation and may make a marital split-up much easier. Using a divorce mediator offers several advantages.

It's faster

One of the biggest benefits of choosing mediation is that it is usually much faster than going to trial. You can go through the process in a few weeks versus a few months or even years when trying to litigate a divorce. The process makes it far easier for you and your spouse to move on with your own lives.

It's not as formal

Using a mediator is also a less formal process than relying on a judge to resolve your disputes about property division or spousal support, for example. As a result, you and your spouse can be more engaged in the process compared to how you would be in a process driven by the court, where many procedures and rules are in place to separate the two of you. Your mediator can deal directly with you both and thus concentrate on your individual interests and needs more easily.

It's not as costly and is more confidential

A huge advantage of relying on a mediator is that this process is far less costly than a traditional lawsuit, simply because it does not take as long as does going to trial. In addition, your divorce trial is public, whereas mediation is customarily confidential. No evidence presented can be revealed or used later and neither can any transcripts or records related to your mediation sessions.

An attorney in Florida can walk you through the process of using a divorce mediator and help you to resolve issues with your future ex-spouse as amicably as possible. This will help to reduce stress, especially if you have children involved in the divorce, and will increase you and your spouse's chances of experiencing a mutually satisfactory outcome.

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